Adiyan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Adiyan only in India

Population

30,700

Christian

0.56%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

At one time they migrated north to Karnataka, and they speak Kannada, the trade language of that state. Their name means, "those who serve." They are categorized both as a scheduled caste and as a scheduled tribe.

Though a sizable minority of the Adiyas own land, most of them cultivate the land for someone else. Between their poverty and their inability to save money, the Adiyas are usually dependent on shopkeepers for loans. They have a low literacy rate.

The Adiya people are most likely to marry one of their cousins, and their marriages are arranged by their families through negotiations. Marriages are solemnized at the bride's house. Her family pays for the wedding. As Hindus, Brahmin priests officiate at their sacred events. Though the Adiya people are Hindus, they worship family and village deities along with the usual Hindu gods.




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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Adiyan
People Name in Country Adiyan
ROP3 Code 111273
Joshua Project People ID 16171
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 30,700
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Adiya,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 25,817 Ravula 2,031 Kodava 1,210 Tamil 777
Kannada 559 Tulu 211 Telugu 178 Hindi 15
Marathi 8 Gujarati 5 Oriya 1 Bhili
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Adiyan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.56%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.37%
Islam
0.07%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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